Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season, and also a day give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. As most of us will be sitting down to a specially prepared meal on Thanksgiving, it might be a good time to pause for a minute, put aside the not so good things, and really think about what we have to be truly thankful for.

Some of the things that I’m very thankful for are my family and friends. With all of us so busy with our day to day activities, I always enjoy getting together with everyone. We try to get everyone together at least once, if not twice during the holiday season.

Another thing that I’m grateful about is having a job the I love. I know that I’m very fortunate to be doing what I always wanted to, and never take it for granted. Are there days that I do hate my job? Sure, but show me a job where someone never has a bad day. Like the title of the Sugarland song - ‘It Happens.’

Of course I’m very grateful to have a roof over my head and food on the table. These are just a few things that I’m grateful for in my life - not just on Thanksgiving day, but everyday.

Remember to keep those people in your prayers that may not be as fortunate as you or I.

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Let’s not to forget about our military men and women that serve for our country, especially those who are stationed away from home.